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[Mildrena Shields]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Miss Mildrena Shields is representing the Beta Sigma Phi. Dress seems to be made of flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Jim Cook]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Lady wearing a 2 piece outfit with gloves, purse, and hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Doris Marinof Barnett]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Doris is wearing a long dress and is holding a fan in her hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Martha Anderson of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Jane Oehler]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Representing the National Bank of Weslaco made by delta Literary Club. Ruffles edged with grapefruit membrane on circular apron and formed the new peek-a boo neckline necklace of tangerine seeds. Dress is possibly made of boungainvillea.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Martha Ann Knapp Linden]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Representing the Weslaco Future Homemakers, winner 3rd prize. Gown was made of white grapefruit membrane with fingertip veil of thinly sliced onion rigs 1 1/2 ton of fruit was used to make the dress. It took 1,454 hours and cost $15.96
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Don Carter]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Mrs. Don Carter is representing the Missions Lions Club. Mrs. Carter is wearing a dress made of grapefruit and necklace and bracelet accents were of roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Dot Dodd]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Dot Dodd is wearing a dress made of pampass grass and red roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Jane Weber]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Jane is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. She is wearing a strapless formal gown made of seed of milo maize and higera. The red seed form the trimming of the blouse, while the skirt is fashioned of alternate stripes of the red and white seed. Her evening bag is made of black beans, sandals covered with milo maize. Aproximately 100 hours to make. They used 50 2 ounce tubes of liquid cement to fasten the 175,000 maize and higera seeds to the costume, at a cost about $17.50.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 33]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Contestant dressed up in a Santa costume made of red bougainvillea petals, carded cotton, and pampas grass. It took 120 hours, 10 bushels flower petals dehydrated to 10 pints.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Katheryn King]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Katheryn is representing the Ladies Supply of McAllen. The ballerina dress was made of leaves of hibiscus and chrysanthemums. Collar, shoulder straps, hemline, fan, waist corsage, and hairband were made out of flowers. Ruffle on skirt was made of yellow mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Edith Stevens]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Edith is wearing a dress made of ebony leaves, Chinese hat petals and eggplant. Her gloves were made out of corn meal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Kathryn Farina]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Kathryn is wearing an evening gown, full skirted. Petticoat, overskirt, bodice are made of corn husks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Marion Moyer]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Marion is representing the Gulf Distributing Co. The sunback play-dress of pepper and eggplant won honorable mention. It was designed with a hand-block pattern, worked into a floral design. top of the dress was made of diiamond shaped peiced of eggplant. her wap-around stole was made of square shaped peppers, with red pyracantha berries foming a fandago fringe. The long strink of beads, twisted in an ornamental know, was made of pyracantha berries also. Her straw sandals were made of raffia used by vegetable shippers to tie bunched vegetables. Workers spent 325 hours in making the costume and $75.00 for materials.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Geneaveave Ballard Meadow]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Geneveave is wearing a blouse and pant suit with gloves. Slacks: crusted tepejuage leaves. Jacket: grapefruit inner lining, borderd with leaves. Mittens, socks, scarf, cap: poinsetta petals. Ski boots: eggplant peel. Took 2,023 Hours to make. Cost: $16.73
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Marie Hoffman]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Marie Hoffman is wearing a sleeveles dress made of fern and chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Betty Compere]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Betty is wearing a gown of black and white. The black was made of onion seed, and the white of finely ground corn. Corsage and red gladiolis.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Donna Jean Wilcox]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Donna is representing the Senior Class of Donna High School. Her costume was made by class members. The Cellophane trousers were covered with cat tail "Fuz." Bolero shoes were made up of bougainvillea petals. Cap & Veil made of cat tail "fuzz' and bougainvillea while berry jewels and citrus seed "pearls" completed the costume.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Linda Ligon (Willams)]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Long strapless gown worn by Linda Ligon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. W.C. Henson]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Mrs. W.C. Hanson represented the Chaturic Club of 1956. The princess line style street dress was a soft green made of 8 quarts of tepejuaje leaves. The bolero was green and white striped, using inside of 24 grapefruit. Her alligator bag and matching pumps were made with 16 eggplant while the pillbox and glvoes were of red poinsettia leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph

[Howard Wiley]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Howard is representing the Kiwanis of Weslaco. Costume of "Mammy Yoakum." Made of eggplant and mums. Stockings made out of ebony leaves and poinsettas, shoes of corn, and pipe of corncob.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Kathy Ellis]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Kathy is wearing a costume of "bells of Ireland." The blouse and pettiecoat was made of white grapefruit membrane. Laced bodice and overskirt of bougainvillea.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Patsy Aiken]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Patsy is representing the Weslaco Parent-Teachers Assoc. "Hoge Foundation" is the name of this creation in honor of the woman whose cenizo shrubs went the way of all growing things about this time of year around Weslaco. The formal gown was made by the P.T.A. from two bushels of ground cenizo leaves with a half bushel of yellow chrysanthemums thrown in for the decorative touch. Her gloves, purse, and shoes were all of the same materials. The waist corsage, necklace and earrings were of the daisy chrysanthemum group.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Boots Barnett]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Boots is representing the raleigh dairy and keno cafe. Her dress and muff of bougainvillea petals and the jacket is of carded cotton.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 31]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Young Women in a long dress made of shattered bachelor buttons.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph